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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So im looking into getting some adjustables but im wondering... Do i need to buy new springs too? I see in peoples reports they have adjustables and other springs idk if thats for show or if its necessary. If not, what do I do with the stock springs?
  2. B5 Garage
    Hey guys, I'm new to the forums in the last month or so. I had a 97 B4 sedan that I drove for 9 years and recently sold. About a month ago, I bought an 02 B5 Wagon. The only thing that I wasn't happy with was the floaty stock suspension. I bought a used Koni and H&R setup from another member...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i am looking to buy koni adjustable shocks for my 1998 passat 4 cyl and i was told my the salesman at an online store that i would have to take out the shock everytime i wanted to adjust the 5 way shock is this true...? if it is that is a horrible design by koni..anyone on here that has...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I appreciate all you guys's advice and is the main reason why i even got a VW and still own my VW passat.. i was looking at the GFBits hybrid blow off valve which they say is specially made for the 1.8t vw audis etc. I was looking on the forum to see wat people have to say about these...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Are Koni adjustables at soft setting = 1BE?? Hey all......... after determining 4 years into ownership that my 2002 Passat had since day 1 a bad sway bar bushing, and getting it fixed, I now like the handling of the car. It can be a tad tighter, howerver. I wouldn't mind getting the 1BE...
  6. B5 Garage
    does anyone know if i need any special tools before i start and end up on blocks for a week, any tips also greatly recieved:thumbup:
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have koni adjustable(yellow) shocks and Vogtland springs. At frist the springs sat the car perfect, but now it seems after they settled in that its alittle too low i think- the front anyways... Now when i go over like tiny bumps in the road i hear a kinda light low sound like a mettle chains...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Getting ready to install a set of Koni Adjustables. What settings are most people happy with for front and rear? Thanks, Bill
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok- Well I installed YELLOW KONI INT ADJ shocks on my car- Ive had them on for about 8 months now... I never adjusted them- actually forgot to when i installed them- :rolleyes: < dumbass... Well I wanted to know- what different levels are they? liek 1 2 or 3 settings or sumthing, Also...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    on stock springs. I am looking for impressions from people that have done it and what settings did they use. I currently have them with H&R Sports on my 1.8T 5speed 4 motion. I am getting tired of having to be so careful with the very little ground clearance that I have (the H&R's lowered...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone ever thought of adjusting the firmness of the Koni shocks differently in the rear versus the front? I was wondering how the driving characteristics such as accelleration, braking, and cornering would be if the rear was at a stiffer setting than the fronts. Would it screw up anything?
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone have these and a spring setup with pictures? What are your opinions on ride quality? Also, how easily are these adjusted?
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    You guys haven't failed me yet so I'm going to throw this one out there. :-P Topic pretty much says it all. Shox.com says the B+Gs will drop 1.6" which I think I'll like vs the 1.2" of Eibachs Pro-System. I did a search on them but didn't get very much info on the B+Gs at all. Considering the...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Went to VW to get my Konis installed...AGAIN. They could not figure out how to adjust the shocks and based on the instructions I could understand why. We ended up calling Pure Motorsport and had them on speaker phone to talk us through because it was not obvious or look anything like the...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I just received my Koni Sport Adjustables a few weeks ago and haven't had a chance to put them on my 2001 4Motion. Yesterday I made the mistake of dropping by a local VW dealer to take them up on the offer to test drive a W8. I came away from the drive impressed with the car and the dealer...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm planning to replace my OEM shocks with Koni sport adjustables to correct the wallowing, floating, diving etc. I am not doing any other suspension mods at this time, but might someday down the road. I have read here that Bilstein shocks for OEM springs and shorter springs are different (HD...
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